Speaker Series

September Speakers | Tom Ensz & Dr. Szde Yu

Tom Ensz has been employed in law enforcement for over 24 years, the last 20 of which have been as a Special Agent of the FBI. Prior to that Tom was a City of Overland Park (Kansas) Police Officer and a United States Border Patrol Agent. During his FBI career, his past assignments include the Laredo Resident Agency of the San Antonio Division and the Dallas Division. He is currently assigned to the Kansas City Division, Wichita Resident Agency. His past duties include the investigation of the following types of crimes: Public Corruption, Drug Trafficking, Violent Gangs/Organized Crime, International Terrorism, White Collar Crime, and currently, Cyber Crime. As an FBI Special Agent investigating Cyber Crime, the vast majority of his investigative work focuses on computer and network intrusions

Dr. Szde Yu is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Wichita State University. He has field experience in cybersecurity and digital investigation. He has published a number of book chapters and journal articles on computer forensics, cyber profiling, cybercrime, and criminal investigation. His works can be found in journals such as Digital Investigation, Computers in Human Behavior, and The Journal of Mixed Methods Research as well as in books such as The Detective's Handbook and Combating Human Trafficking.  

Join us on September 19th in the Partnership 2 Building Room A131 from 2:00-3:30pm! 

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October Speaker | Amber Stone | Cybersecurity Concerns Within the Health Care Industry

Amber is the Senior Information Security Analyst at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City. She is responsible for the Enterprise Security Education and Awareness Practice where she leads several initiatives for physical, information and cybersecurity. Amber also currently serves at the President of the Women in Security Kansas City Chapter.

Amber is recently the winner of the 2019 STEMMY Rising Trendsetter award given to women who are making a difference in STEM in the Kansas City Region. She has served as a mentor to the CyberPatriot teams in high schools in the local area.  She is a 2006 graduate of Missouri Western University.

Join us on October 17th in the Partnership 2 Building Room A131 from 2:00-3:30 pm!

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Cybersecurity Community Events

Wichita State University Hub for Cyber Security Education hosts community events that support partnerships between industry, government and community members.

Monthly meetings of the Wichita Air Capital Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) in the Partnership 2 Building on the Innovation Campus. AFCEA  is a non-profit, member-based association that connects military, government, industry and academia working to advance global security, including cybersecurity. Learn more about the organization.

Cybersecurity Boot Camp

For the third year in a row, the Kansas Air National Guard’s 184th Intelligence Wing is partnering with the WSU College of Engineering to host a week-long Cybersecurity Boot Camp. Campers will learn cybersecurity principles, types of threats, and how to attack and defend computer networks in a safe, contained virtual online environment. Next year’s camp is scheduled for July at the WSU Innovation Campus in Partnership Building 2. The camp is for primarily high schoolers, though middle-schoolers gifted in coding are welcome, too; space is limited to 24 campers.

Participation is by scholarship application only; applications for 2019 are now closed. Applications for 2020 will open Feb. 1, 2020 at wichita.edu/engineeringcamps.

To learn more, contact Polly Basore Wenzl at polly.wenzl@wichita.edu or (316) 978-6512.